2019 3 Bridge Race Date is Set! Mark Your Calendars!

Mark your calendars for October 26, 2019! There’s so much to get pumped for – a beautiful course going over the Memorial Causeway, Sand Key, and Belleair Bridge; an awesome swag bag, a fun post-race party, and more! Plus, it’s all for a great cause! What more could you want in a race?

The inaugural Phil Doganiero 3 Bridge Half Marathon, 5K, and 1 mile fun walk took place on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Coachman Park, Clearwater Florida, which brought out 1,011 runners and walkers in the community. The proceeds from the race will help further the Clearwater For Youth mission that no child will be denied the ability to play in a sports program because of financial concerns. We hope you continue to run with us in the future and the many years to come out of the 3 Bridge Race!

Clearwater 3 Bridge Race announces discount for military, veterans, first responders

CLEARWATER, Fla. – The 2nd Annual Phil Doganiero 3 Bridge Half Marathon, 5K & 1M, which benefits Clearwater For Youth, announced the roll-out of a registration discount code for military members, veterans and first responders registering for this year’s event, which is scheduled to take place Nov. 10.

All active duty and reserve members of the military, veterans and first responders can receive $10 off their race registration by using the discount code: 18WESALUTEYOU when registering.

“Our servicemen and women, as well as our emergency services personnel, have done so much to contribute to the success of this race,” said Susan Daniels, race director. “We want to show these selfless individuals that we appreciate the sacrifices they have made and want to make their participation in our event as convenient, affordable and inclusive as possible.”

Registration is currently open for up to 4,000 runners who can participate in the event with elite runners and will be able to compete for their portion of the $25,000 prize purse in the 3 Bridge Race on Nov. 10 with the half marathon, 5K and 1-mile fun walk starting at 7 a.m., 7:30 a.m. and 7:45 a.m., respectively.

The half marathon and 5K, however, will be the only events with prize money awarded to the winners.

All three courses are USATF certified and runners who complete the half marathon will be able to use their time to qualify for other USATF races.

Additionally, runners and walkers will have the option of completing the race course alongside a Clearwater Police officer, many of whom are veterans, on Veteran’s Day Weekend. Once registered, those interested will need to visit the Clearwater Police Mobile Command Bus located in Coachman Park before the start of the first race. Officers will be available to walk or run either race segment with runners or families participating in the race on a first-come, first-served basis.

The half marathon will begin in Clearwater at Coachman Park, where participants will run over Clearwater Memorial Causeway, Sand Key Bridge and Belleair Causeway Bridge before returning to Coachman Park.

If sold out, race organizers expect the event to raise more than $250,000 for Clearwater For Youth, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, which supports local youth athletic programs by providing grants and provides scholarships for athletes who are from the area. CFY is dedicated to building character through sports and helping provide young athletes a foundation to succeed in life.

The Inaugural Phil Doganiero 3 Bridge Race in 2017 raised more than $150,000 for Clearwater For Youth.

To register for the event or for more information on the Phil Doganiero 3 Bridge Race, visit https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/Clearwater/PhilDoganiero3BridgeHalfMarathon5K1MileFunRunWalk.

About the Phil Doganiero 3 Bridge Half Marathon, 5K and 1M
The Phil Doganiero 3 Bridge Half Marathon, 5K, and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk is an annual event focused on promoting athletic excellence and offering a family-friendly activity for those living in the Tampa Bay-area. Proceeds from the race help further the Clearwater For Youth mission that no child will be denied the ability to play in a sports program because of financial concerns. The half marathon course crosses over three iconic bridges in the Clearwater area, including the Memorial Causeway, Sand Key Bridge and Belleair Bridge.

About Clearwater For Youth
Founded in 1966, Clearwater For Youth’s mission is to help ensure “no child is turned away” from pursuing athletic initiatives due to financial concerns and to elevate youth sports in the local communities. CFY offers support to young athletes through scholarships and grants to constructive athletic programs where children from all backgrounds can play and learn together. Through a unique partnership with the City of Clearwater, CFY supports all city co-sponsored youth sports programs. CFY also supplements youth athletic organizations across northern Pinellas County. In total, over 8,000 children are served annually. CFY also provides a college scholarship program, and in 2018, awarded 14 deserving high school seniors $90,000 in college scholarships. Since 2006, CFY has awarded over $500,000 in college scholarships. To learn more about CFY, visit http://www.clearwaterforyouth.org/.

Police Chase: CPD says don’t run from police, but rather with police at Clearwater’s 3 Bridge Race

Also: New discount announced for military, veterans, first responders

CLEARWATER, Fla. – For Clearwater’s 2nd Annual Phil Doganiero 3 Bridge Half Marathon, 5k and 1 mile fun run on Nov. 10, runners and walkers will have the option of completing the race course with a Clearwater Police officer, many of which are veterans, on Veteran’s Day Weekend.

“This is one of the few times we’re encouraging people run with, or if they’re fast enough, away from a police officer and potentially be rewarded for it,” said Dan Slaughter, chief of Clearwater Police Department.

According to Slaughter, Clearwater Police Department got the idea from a citizen who suggested that it would be a nice way to allow officers and community members to get to know one another. As a result of the suggestion, officers will be available to run with participants who want to run or walk with an officer in either the 5k or 1-mile fun run.

Additionally, on Thursday, organizers of the race announced that all active duty and reserve members of the military, veterans and first responders can receive $10 off their race registration by using the discount code: 18WESALUTEYOU when registering.

“We wanted this to be a way to say thank you, and we’re pleased to provide a discount to our races for military members, veterans and first responders,” said Susan Daniels, race director for the event. “With the race being held the day before Veteran’s Day, we really wanted to honor those who served and still serve.”

All proceeds from the event, which is scheduled for Nov. 10, will benefit Clearwater For Youth.

Anyone can choose to run or walk with a police officer as their “race partner” by registering for the 5k or one-mile course. After they’ve registered, those interested will need to visit the Clearwater Police Mobile Command Bus located in Coachman Park before the start of the first race. Officers will be available to walk or run either race segment with runners or families participating in the race on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Nov. 10 event will consist of three races including a half marathon, 5k and a 1-mile fun run, but only the half marathon and 5k will award race winners with a piece of this year’s $25,000 prize purse.

The half marathon will begin in Coachman Park in Clearwater, with participants running over Clearwater Memorial Causeway, Sand Key Bridge, Belleair Causeway Bridge and then returning to Coachman Park.

All three courses are USATF certified, and runners who complete the half marathon will be able to use their time to qualify for other USATF races.

The half marathon costs $65 to participate, and the 5k and one-mile fun run/ walk each cost $25.

Organizers expect a sold-out event to raise more than $250,000, which will go directly to Clearwater For Youth, a 501(c)(3) charity, which supports local youth athletic organizations by providing grants and scholarships to ensure no child will be denied the ability to play in a sports program because of financial concerns. Additionally, CFY awards college scholarships to senior student-athletes for their commitment to sports and service to the community.

The Inaugural Phil Doganiero 3 Bridge Race in 2017 raised more than $150,000 for Clearwater For Youth.

For more information about the Phil Doganiero 3 Bridge Race or to register for the event, visit https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/Clearwater/PhilDoganiero3BridgeHalfMarathon5K1MileFunRunWalk.

About the Phil Doganiero 3 Bridge Half Marathon, 5K and 1M

The Phil Doganiero 3 Bridge Half Marathon, 5K, and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk is an annual event focused on promoting athletic excellence and offering a family-friendly activity for those living in the Tampa Bay-area. Proceeds from the race help further the Clearwater For Youth mission that no child will be denied the ability to play in a sports program because of financial concerns. The half marathon course crosses over three iconic bridges in the Clearwater area, including the Memorial Causeway, Sand Key Bridge and Belleair Bridge.

About Clearwater For Youth

Founded in 1966, Clearwater For Youth’s mission is to help ensure “no child is turned away” from pursuing athletic initiatives due to financial concerns and to elevate youth sports in the local communities. CFY offers support to young athletes through scholarships and grants to constructive athletic programs where children from all backgrounds can play and learn together. Through a unique partnership with the City of Clearwater, CFY supports all city co-sponsored youth sports programs. CFY also supplements youth athletic organizations across northern Pinellas County. In total, over 8,000 children are served annually. CFY also provides a college scholarship program, and in 2018, awarded 14 deserving high school seniors $90,000 in college scholarships. Since 2006, CFY has awarded over $500,000 in college scholarships. To learn more about CFY, visit http://www.clearwaterforyouth.org/.

Registration now open for Clearwater USATF certified race with $25k prize purse

CLEARWATER, Fla. – Registration is now open for up to 4,000 runners who will compete for their part of a $25,000 prize purse on Nov. 10 in Clearwater’s 2nd Annual Phil Doganiero 3 Bridge Half Marathon, 5K & 1M, which benefits Clearwater For Youth.

On Thursday, the Doganiero Foundation presented representatives from Clearwater For Youth and race organizers with a $25,000 check in downtown Clearwater at Clear Sky on Cleveland. The donation will fund the prize purse for this year’s Phil Doganiero 3 Bridge Race.

“While we know there are many other road races in the area during November, our amazing course of three challenging and scenic bridges and unprecedented $25,000 prize purse, which is one of the largest purses of any running event in the area, is sure to make this event memorable” said Susan Daniels, Race Director.

Three runs are scheduled to take place on Nov. 10 and include a half marathon, 5k and a 1 mile fun run, but only the half marathon and 5k will have prize money awarded to winners. All three courses are USATF certified, and runners who complete the half marathon will be able to use their time to qualify for other USATF races.

The half marathon will begin in Coachman Park in Clearwater, and participants will run over Clearwater Memorial Causeway, Sand Key Bridge, Belleair Causeway Bridge and then return to Coachman Park.

If the race event sells out, organizers expect it to raise more than $250,000 for Clearwater For Youth, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, which supports local youth athletic programs by providing grants and provides scholarships for athletes who are from the area. CFY is dedicated to building character through sports and helping provide young athletes a foundation to succeed in life.

“We are incredibly thankful for the continued support provided by the Doganiero family, all of our other sponsors, and are looking forward to hosting this year’s event, which is looking to be our best yet,” said J.C. Daugherty, a CFY board member and one of the organizers of the Phil Doganiero 3 Bridge Half Marathon, 5K & 1M.

The Inaugural Phil Doganiero 3 Bridge Race in 2017 raised more than $150,000 for Clearwater For Youth.

For more information about the Phil Doganiero 3 Bridge Race or to register for the event, visit https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/Clearwater/PhilDoganiero3BridgeHalfMarathon5K1MileFunRunWalk.

About the Phil Doganiero 3 Bridge Half Marathon, 5K and 1M

The Phil Doganiero 3 Bridge Half Marathon, 5K, and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk is an annual event focused on promoting athletic excellence and offering a family-friendly activity for those living in the Tampa Bay-area. Proceeds from the race help further the Clearwater For Youth mission that no child will be denied the ability to play in a sports program because of financial concerns. The half marathon course crosses over three iconic bridges in the Clearwater area, including the Memorial Causeway, Sand Key Bridge and Belleair Bridge.

About Clearwater For Youth

Founded in 1966, Clearwater For Youth’s mission is to help ensure “no child is turned away” from pursuing athletic initiatives due to financial concerns and to elevate youth sports in the local communities. CFY offers support to young athletes through scholarships and grants to constructive athletic programs where children from all backgrounds can play and learn together. Through a unique partnership with the City of Clearwater, CFY supports all city co-sponsored youth sports programs. CFY also supplements youth athletic organizations across northern Pinellas County. In total, over 8,000 children are served annually. CFY also provides a college scholarship program, and in 2018, awarded 14 deserving high school seniors $90,000 in college scholarships. Since 2006, CFY has awarded over $500,000 in college scholarships. To learn more about CFY, visit http://www.clearwaterforyouth.org/.

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